National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo by Hiram Bingham POTTERY FROM MACHU PICCIIU (SI;iPACI:S 446 To 449) points whose whereabouts was not gen erally known. To Messrs. Cesar Lomelhni & Co., of Cuzco, who for two years have acted as our agents and have placed at our disposal their excellent facilities for handling the difficult situations which arise in connection with the organization and administration of an exploring ex pedition, and all without charging us any commission or any rent, although we oc cupied a large room in their warehouses as our headquarters for many months. To Messrs. W. R. Grace & Co., whose unique position in Peruvian commerce enable them to assist us in unnumbered ways, beginning with the procuring of our supplies and ending with the carry ing home of some of our collections in their steamers, without charge for any of their services. It is not too much to say that the work of the last two years could not have been accomplished as it has been without the continual friendly offices of this company, whose enlight ened policy in regard to assisting scien tific endeavor might well serve as an ex ample to other companies engaged in carrying on foreign trade. In conclusion it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge a large debt of gratitude to the officials of Yale University and of the National Geographic Society for their sympathetic cooperation during both the preparation and the progress of the ex pedition. To them and to the members of the expedition I should like to take this op portunity to express my own personal thanks for the loyal support which has been accorded me from the beginning. The end is not yet, for it will take many months of patient and laborious effort to bring out the ultimate scientific results of the Peruvian Expedition of 1912.